Covid leaves shortage of taxi drivers in York – Firms are now hiring
It was one of the trades that was badly hit by lockdown with customers almost vanishing into thin air last year.
But now there’s been a big increase in the number of people in York looking for a cab and the trade is now trying find more drivers
Wendy Loveday, the chair of the Private Hire Association, has told YorkMix that they need to replace the drivers who gave up r retired early during the covid lockdown.
Wendy says: “Demand has risen significantly. There are vacant positions at private hire firms and on the taxi ranks.
“York is the number one city to visit in the UK and we can see that in the amount of people looking for a ride.
“There is a massive opportunities and potential for people to eargood money. Just get yourselves to the York taxi licencing office get a badge, and work for us.”
Wendy added: “A lot of the drivers left the trade during lockdown because obviously nobody was travelling anywhere. So nobody was making any money. So they went off and did other jobs like delivery drivers roles.
“A lot of them haven’t come back and it’s really difficult to get hold of new drivers.
“It’s great fun. It’s really good living and people can can run a house on it. You can bring a family upon it. You know, this isn’t pin money. It’s a wage. It’s a really good wage.”